Gravesham Borough Council election, 2003

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Map of the results of the 2003 Gravesham council election. Labour in red and Conservatives in blue.

The 2003 Gravesham Borough Council election took place on 1 May 2003 to elect members of Gravesham Borough Council in Kent, England. The whole council was up for election with boundary changes since the last election in 1999.[1] The Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.[2]

Election result[edit]

Overall turnout at the election was 31%.[3]

Gravesham Local Election Result 2003[4][2]
Party Seats Gains Losses Net gain/loss Seats % Votes % Votes +/−
  Labour 23 -6 52.3 45.7 22,533
  Conservative 21 +6 47.7 53.0 26,152
  Liberal Democrat 0 0 0 0.9 444
  Green 0 0 0 0.4 190

Ward results[edit]

Central (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Caerys Ayling 862
Conservative Bronwen McGarrity 838
Conservative Anthony Pritchard 806
Labour Lana Aitchison 704
Labour Tarsem Mahil 663
Labour Wayne Bushbridge 640
Turnout 4,513 37.3
Chalk[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Lynne Ennis-Goatham 427 66.0
Labour Paul McNulty 220 34.0
Majority 207 32.0
Turnout 647 37.7
Coldharbour (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Valerie Ashenden 463
Labour Ernest Brook 442
Conservative Joan Beer 225
Conservative Marjorie Knight 216
Turnout 1,346 22.3
Higham (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Patricia Oakeshott 858
Conservative Colin Jupp 791
Labour Eileen Rice 275
Labour Douglas Christie 254
Turnout 2,178 36.5
Istead Rise (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Kenneth Jones 901
Conservative David Turner 882
Labour Richard Cook 192
Labour Derek Sales 175
Turnout 2,150 39.1
Meopham North (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Michael Snelling 892
Conservative Donald Menzies 887
Labour Eileen Abbott 243
Labour Pamela Sales 216
Green Richard Crawford 190
Turnout 2,428 37.8
Meopham South & Vigo (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Raymonde Collins 706
Conservative Patrick McSweeney 697
Labour Dorothy Riley 209
Labour Mary Williams 196
Turnout 1,808 29.7
Northfleet North (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Raymond Parker 530
Labour Colin Meredith 527
Labour Richard Target 503
Conservative Constance Dyke 279
Conservative Robert Somerset 270
Conservative Paul Parrin 266
Turnout 2,375 20.6
Northfleet South (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour James Loughlin 735
Labour John Burden 726
Labour Narinder Thandi 713
Conservative Jeremy Black 392
Conservative Julia Burgoyne 360
Conservative Malcolm Burgoyne 342
Turnout 3,268 25.8
Painters Ash (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Jean Christie 827
Labour Ronald Bowman 804
Labour Henry Smith 758
Conservative James Hall 639
Conservative Yvonne Stanford 630
Conservative Eileen Tuff 602
Liberal Democrat Ian Stevenson 155
Liberal Democrat Gillian McGill 152
Liberal Democrat Mervyn McGill 137
Turnout 4,704 35.7
Pelham (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Makhan Singh 844
Labour Catherine Cribbon 826
Labour David Thomas 805
Conservative Clarice Masterson 562
Conservative Anne Barrow 512
Conservative John Subbings 506
Turnout 4,055 32.6
Riverside (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Lee Croxton 684
Labour Richard Smith 675
Labour Lyn Milner 668
Conservative Christopher Barnes 304
Conservative Helen Skellorn 270
Conservative Clifford Hayes 265
Turnout 2,866 24.8
Riverview (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative William Lambert 714
Conservative David Hurley 666
Labour Kenneth Green 466
Labour John Thompson 419
Turnout 2,265 34.8
Shorne, Cobham & Luddesdown (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Robin Theobald 1,039
Conservative Frank Marven 1,020
Labour Maureen Newell 218
Labour Rupinder Thandi 176
Turnout 2,453 40.4
Singlewell (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Peter Rayner 615
Labour Margaret Mersh 595
Labour Andrea Webb 559
Conservative Margaret Lambert 495
Conservative Frederick Mapham 464
Conservative Cyril Wheeler 436
Turnout 3,164 22.8
Westcourt (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Eileen Leadley 675
Labour Colin Caller 670
Labour Brian Newell 637
Conservative Robert Brereton 417
Conservative Juliet Baker 408
Conservative Graeme Biggs 395
Turnout 3,202 25.1
Whitehill (2)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative George Lambton 651
Conservative Derek Robinson 641
Labour John Caller 495
Labour Stephen Webb 452
Turnout 2,239 36.8
Woodlands (3)[4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Conservative Ronald Stanford 878
Conservative William Dyke 874
Conservative Michael Wenban 867
Labour Carole Bowman 359
Labour Peter Leadley 353
Labour Surinder Singh 327
Turnout 3,658 29.0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Local elections". BBC News Online. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Local council election results". The Daily Telegraph. 3 May 2003. Retrieved 25 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Goodson, Barry; White, Alison (4 May 2007). "Tories rule in Gravesham". News Shopper. Retrieved 26 September 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "Borough Council election" (PDF). Gravesham Borough Council. Political Science Resources. Retrieved 25 September 2011.